In order to delete a post, you need to click on "Go Advanced" to see that tool. Bear in mind too, that there is a time limit (thinking it's like 12 hours) before editing/deletion is no longer an option. Moved this thread to the Site Feedback area as it may be of interest to other members, too.
I tried going advanced but nothing changed? I tried several times within an hour and as you can see the original post was only 2 or so hours ago so well within the time limit. I have deleted other posts before with no problems, by way of explanation I was trying out a link.
I have tried again (the first post) but the delete button is still missing, when I try from this post the button is present??
Most strange ... I checked the forum settings for Area 51 and found no errors. Specifically, the 'delete' option is enabled for Area 51.
I'll have to check this out farther ... stay tuned.
Using a test login, I was able to replicate the problem ... I'll report it to Frederik. It's not really a high priority item as any Sr. Staff member can delete it easily, so it may be down the line before it gets fixed. Thanks for telling us about it though.
I suppose it's because the forum doesn't allow regular members to delete whole threads. I've experienced this problem, too. I can easily delete a post, but not if it's a first post in thread I've just created. But then, what do I know...